Nilofer is the author of 3 books on collaborative leadership.
Her latest, The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World was published by Viking, in 2017. It’s a field guide for anyone to use networked leadership to scale their ideas, especially when they don’t have traditional power and status. It was an 800-CEO-READ Staff Pick, Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award, and a Financial Times Business Book of the Month.
11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era was published by Harvard Business Review in 2012. Social Era forecast the future of work when connected people can now do what once only large organizations could. It asks organizations to stop thinking about who is “inside” the walls of the corporation and those outside to reimagine a more fluid flexible way to create value across every part of the business. Her prescient insights have evolved into accepted truths about our connected world and the reason Nilofer was awarded the Future Thinker award in 2013.
Her first book, The New How was published by the tech giant, O’Reilly, in 2010. New How addresses that most failures at work are not so much from flawed strategy but the persistent gap — the “air sandwich” — between strategy and execution. Nilofer shows leaders how to close that gap, thru a “murderboarding” approach to solving tough problems. It leverages her 25 years of operating experience to show how to tear down the siloes that keep people from innovating.